Detroit Lions Looking at Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy to Replace Matt Patricia

Published 01/05/2021, 12:07 PM EST


NFC North strugglers Detroit Lions endured another below-par outing in the NFL this time out. They ended the season on a 5-11 record which is still an improvement from the year prior. Playing under former coach Matt Patricia, the Lions finished with a 3-12-1 record in 2019 without their star performer Matthew Stafford.

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A second-year without any significant improvements saw Patricia lose his job towards the end of November. The former New England Patriots defensive co-ordinator survived just two years in Michigan. OC Darrell Bevell was promoted to interim head coach for the latter half of the season.

Now, the Lions are on the hunt for a new coach. Who are they interested in? Read further to find out.

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Could Eric Bieniemy be the man to redeem the Detroit Lions?

No one can argue that Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs are one of the most fearsome teams in the NFL. Why is that? Because of their free-flowing offence, of course. Head coach Andy Reid deserves a share of the credit but a lot of plaudits have been drawn by Chiefs offensive coordinator, Eric Bieniemy.

The former NFL running back spent his time in the league playing for the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals and the Philadelphia Eagles. He started his NFL coaching career with the Minnesota Vikings in 2006. Eric initially began as a running backs coach. He joined the Chiefs as RB coach in 2013.

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However, he was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2018. That was the year which Patrick Mahomes established himself as the next big thing in the NFL winning the league MVP title. After two years as OC, it appears that Eric Bieniemy could earn another promotion to head coach of the Detroit Lions.

As per a Pro Football report, Lions owner Rod Wood confirmed that the Lions’ board did indeed interview Bieniemy ahead of a future appointment. But he also added that former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is also being considered for the role.

With six NFL teams without a head coach at the moment, we feel it is only a matter of time before we see Bieniemy enter into a head coach office. Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert will certainly look good playing for an Eric Bieniemy, right?

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